Friday, September 4, 2009

I need your help!

I need help on 2 things. First and foremost, I am having excruciating hip/butt pain. It starts in my low low back then goes down about halfway in my right butt cheek. If I am completely and absolutely still, it only barely hurts, but if I get up to walk around or turn over in bed, I almost cry. I actually have shed tears over this. My OB told me Tylenol and heat, but it doesn't seem to put a dent in it. I'm just wondering if any of you have experienced this during pregnancy and if you have any pointers for me. I'm desperate for some relief!

The 2nd thing I need your help on is what painting I'm going to buy for Adeline's nursery.

This is where the picture will hang. Right above the changing table.

This is the first choice of pictures.

2nd Choice

3rd Choice

4th Choice
Please cast your votes! I'm anxious to see what everyone thinks.


  1. I like # 3. Unfortunately, I felt the same pain during pregnancy, and nothing I did seemed to get rid of it. Warm baths would help some. Some days were better than others.

  2. I like #2 and #3 the best! Sorry I can't narrow it down anymore than that!

  3. Love just screams childhood fantasty/fairy tale to me! I'm sure whatever you pick though will look fabulous! I had similiar pain during my 3rd pregnancy. The OB said it might be from my son being so low & my frame being small. They suggested a maternity support belt to wear that actually took some of the pressure off my back & legs and it helped. It was a little cumbersome to wear but I sure as heck didn't care because the relief was worth it. Check into it and see if it helps.

  4. I love the pictures--I think #2 is precious.

    I'm so sorry you're having so much hip pain. That really stinks. Is it sciatic nerve? My hips hurt so bad at night that I've woken up in the middle of the night and cried more often than I'd like to say. For me, though, it's more like they just ache really bad. I keep flipping to the other side, but it doesn't matter. Most nights, I wake up with it and toss turn at least once an hour. And then I'm wiped out the next day from being up all night--a nasty cycle. I went to bed fast asleep at 7:00 last night. Bleh. It'll be worth, though, I know. Is yours hurting all day too? I'm so sorry--I know that must make it really hard to work. If you find anything that works, let me know! Even though mine is a little different, maybe your solution would work for me too :)

  5. I just randomly found your blog. I had the same pain. Unfortunately, not a lot helped. I would try stretching and taking hot baths and showers. That gave me the most relief. It is something to do with your sciatic nerve, I think. Oh I remember the pain, bless your heart.
    By the way, pic number two is my fav. It is really sweet!

  6. Lindsay - I am so sorry about your pain! That sounds awful, I hope you can find some relief. My boss does craniosacral therapy ... that is my only suggestion. Maybe you know what it is from school - but it is light tough that uses energy to work (and loosen) the soft tissue in the body, and helps tremendously with pain. Maybe it could help loosen up some tight areas. Anyway - if you know of anyone with a good reputation for cranio in your area, I'd definitely give it a try if I were you!

    My VOTE: it's close between #4 and #2. I like 4 the best because of the lines in the art - it's like an old story book drawing! #2 is very cute too!

    Good Luck and let us know what you decide!

  7. sorry! I spelled your name wrong!

  8. #2 or #4.
    I had that too!! Start stretching! Oh my that helped me so much. My pain has gone away. I went to a physical therapist here on the base and they gave me a few stretches to do and I swear in about 2 days it helped so much. Do the one where you pull your leg behind your butt when standing. Make sure your stable. Do a lunge type stretch, but to make it easier use your couch or bed to put your leg on and dont put your knee over your toe.. and put the same arm straight up (the leg that is back) and stretch up. Then the normal sit on floor and butterfly stretch. There are a few more but seriously I thought it was crazy but it really did help. I do it before bed now because I think it helps me sleep better too. She also has me doing mini squats and this horrible clam thing that hurts *but its working. I can explain that one in more depth if you want. Then there is another stretch I am going to try to find demos/pics of them online then will send you the links. I would try these for at least a week daily and I would think you should see a difference.